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Institute for Life Sciences

Computationally Intensive Imaging USRG Seminar Event

16:00 - 17:00
18 October 2012
Room 2207, Life Sciences Building (85), Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, University Road, SO17 1BJ

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Event details

"Godfrey Hounsfield - Intuitive Genius of Computed Tomography", Richard Waltham

When Godfrey Hounsfield first spoke in public about clinical images from his prototype Computerised Tomography scanner on 20 April 1972 he launched the modern era in medical imaging. To mark 40 years since that pivotal year we will apply CT methods to reconstruct history from the available angles, including projecting film clips from the 1970s, addressing:

  • What insight can that give us into the next breakthrough?
  • What are the barriers?
  • What is an intuitive genius?


The seminar will be held on Thursday, 18th October, 4pm-5pm in Room 2207, Life Sciences Building (85). The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception from 5pm until 6pm.

If you would like to attend, please register at:

Speaker information

Richard Waltham,retired,studied engineering at Bristol University, UK. He worked with Godfrey Hounsfield on the Nobel prize winning development of CT scanners from 1973 onwards, joining his research team at the EMI company shortly after the pioneering work which launched practical CT scanning in hospitals. He is named as inventor on several patents. He is now retired, and he is an unpaid author of a new biography of Godfrey Hounsfield which is published by the Br. Inst. of R

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